House Democrat asks GAO to investigate nuclear licensing process

There is also a financial risk, as Markey notes the industry’s history of cost overruns. His letter to Acting Comptroller General Gene Dodaro asks GAO to review the policies and procedures the Nuclear Regulatory Commission uses when issuing a permit for new reactors.

No nuclear reactors have been ordered for thirty years. But climate legislation has revived the sector, at least politically.

Compromise legislation being written by Sens. John KerryJohn Forbes KerryFeehery: Oprah Dem presidential bid unlikely Dem hopefuls flock to Iowa Change in Iran will only come from its people — not the United States MORE (D-Mass.), Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamDHS chief takes heat over Trump furor Overnight Defense: GOP chair blames Dems for defense budget holdup | FDA, Pentagon to speed approval of battlefield drugs | Mattis calls North Korea situation 'sobering' Bipartisan group to introduce DACA bill in House MORE (R-S.C.) is expected to include broad subsidies for nuclear power.